Jerusalem Poet

This series of tours explores the poets of Jerusalem

March – April 2019

From the days of the Bible, Jerusalem was always a center of Hebrew poetry. The composers of Psalms, the Babylonian exiles, and poets from the Middle Ages lifted up their eyes and composed poems of prayer, longing and praise. During modern times, poets continued to write songs and choruses about Jerusalem. The tour explores the poets captivated by Jerusalem and for whom the city was an important part of their creativity.


 

The Jerusalem Journalist

Friday | March 8 | 10:00

Natan Alterman’s “Seventh Column” in Jerusalem

For 24 years, Natan Alterman published “The Seventh Column” in the newspaper “Davar”. The investigative column reported through the years on the great events that happened in Israel. Poems from the column were also published in a series of books of the same name.

The tour takes you through the streets of Jerusalem focusing on Alterman’s Jerusalem-based columns and his opinions to discover, along the way, Jerusalem.

Guide: Anat Hoffman

Cost: 90 NIS for adult/ 80 NIS for Israeli Seniors and Students

  • Tour is in Hebrew

To Love in Jerusalem

Friday | March 29 | 10:00

Jerusalem poet Yehuda Amichai

Yehuda Amichai, according to his own words, “used a small portion of the words in the dictionary”, but he eloquently expressed the human experience of the nation which learned war but longed for peace.

The tour follows the extraordinary writer and poet who wrote many poems about the city. Visit Jerusalem neighborhoods, including the Germany Colony, Abu Tor, and Yemin Moshe, which were the backdrop for the story of his life, songs and books. Decode the magical secret which changed him into everyman’s poet and listen to his beautiful songs.

Guide: Nurit Basel

Cost: 90 NIS for adult/ 80 NIS for Israeli Seniors and Students

  • Tour is in Hebrew
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A Life Like This

Friday | April 5 | 10:00

The life of Chaim Guri in Jerusalem

Tour in the footsteps of Chaim Guri, one of the poets of the Independence War era, who accompanied the State of Israel through the first 70 years.

This is a tour through time, space and the consciousness of Israel and Israelis: the days of Guri in the Palmach unit, his work as a newspaper reporter, his public and political work, his work spreading over decades and his writings, some of which became inalienable assets in Israeli society.

Guide: Anat Hoffman

Cost: 90 NIS for adult/ 80 NIS for Israeli Seniors and Students

  • Tour is in Hebrew
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The Women of Rechavia

Friday | April 12| 10:00

Four Female Jerusalem Poets

Tour the neighborhood of Rechavia focusing on 4 female poets: Leah Goldberg, Miriam Yellin-Staklis, Zelda, and Aliza Lasker-Shiller.

These four share much – they lived in Jerusalem through the years, wrote in the city and some even drew Jerusalem, and all of them influenced Israeli culture. Learn the story of these poets’ lives, their works through their poems, reading selections and plays.

Guide: Tali Bezalel-Shoshani

Cost: 90 NIS for adult/ 80 NIS for Israeli Seniors and Students

  • Tour is in Hebrew
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The Fine Print:

  • Tours duration: 3 hours
  • Sign up by calling *2884 or on the website www.tod.org.il. The Reservations Centre operates Sunday to Thursday from 08:00-16:00.
  • Notice of the meeting place will be sent via email upon registration.
  • Cancellation policy:
    No fee if cancelled at least 4 business days before the meeting
    50% fee if cancelled 1-4 days prior to the meeting date
    Full fee if cancelled the day of the meeting
  • The Tower of David Museum reserves the right to make changes in the program / series, and to replace and / or add lecturer
  • Due to unforeseen constraints there may be changes in the dates of the meetings. In this case, every effort will be made by the Tower of David to notify all applicants of the change in advance